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Old 03-19-2020, 10:35 PM   #7226
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No candidates thread?


OK .. let's go for the reliable option.


AiM : you are deputed to create a thread in these times of need. As the Jan/Lawrence/Peter/Magnus/.. team are NBA obsessed I expect the candidates to have NBA player analogues in the OP.


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Old 03-20-2020, 02:15 PM   #7227
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Magnus telling Lawrence Trent to shave his balls was pretty funny. Hopefully Nigel Short doesn't even show up for his times.
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Old 03-20-2020, 02:20 PM   #7228
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I've only been awake once to watch this, but having Magnus, Lawrence and Jan on the same broadcast is gold.
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Old 03-20-2020, 11:38 PM   #7229
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Alireza was also excellent value, especially for a 16 year old, I thought.
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Old 03-20-2020, 11:40 PM   #7230
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I've only been awake once to watch this, but having Magnus, Lawrence and Jan on the same broadcast is gold.
In Round 1 there was an hour or so(?) when Peter and Magnus were on at the same time. Then they both take it seriously.
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Old 03-21-2020, 01:43 AM   #7231
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Alireza was also excellent value, especially for a 16 year old, I thought.
Meh I found him just sitting and laughing annoying after a while. Jan is so good at steering convo, Petr comes in with the dual knowledge/degen angle and Magnus brings it all home.

If chess24 wasn't a complete garbage site/app/monkey operation I'd be fry.jpging them my money so fast.
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Old 03-21-2020, 02:33 AM   #7232
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Meh I found him just sitting and laughing annoying after a while.
Fair ... but I thought he was pretty decent, given his age and trying to find his feet .. and the "Banter Blitz" thing today seemed reasonable.
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Old 03-21-2020, 02:49 AM   #7233
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If chess24 wasn't a complete garbage site/app/monkey operation I'd be fry.jpging them my money so fast.
This is the correct take.

As for Firuzja, you can see that one day his interviews and potential commentary gigs won't be awkward as hell the way they are with so many other chess players (not least because godawful interviewers like Anastasia Carlovich, mind you), but for now he's still a bit in awkward-land. But he's 16 and not a native speaker, so it's fine.
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Old 03-21-2020, 11:37 AM   #7234
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I'm loving this low-content banter between Jan and Lawrence while they wait for the last match to finish. It shouldn't be that entertaining, yet it is.

If Fabi can somehow convert this he's a true miracle maker.
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Old 03-22-2020, 01:03 AM   #7235
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@AiM: Magnus with the(Knicks) Dolan dig @ ~3.22 today. lol
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Old 03-22-2020, 11:23 AM   #7236
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Nepo really not happy with Grischuk taking 55 min on a move yesterday
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Old 03-23-2020, 12:01 AM   #7237
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Is Nepo really going to win this? Doesn't seem crazy.
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Old 03-23-2020, 02:27 AM   #7238
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Lots of tournament left to play, and if anybody is capable of totally crash-and-burning then it's Nepo. But yeah, his chances aren't bad at this point obviously.
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Old 03-23-2020, 05:09 AM   #7239
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If MVL can put the missed win against Grischuk behind him he has a great chance, otherwise he probably doesn't have what it takes to compete for the title.
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Old 03-23-2020, 08:28 AM   #7240
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Nepo already better against Ding.
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Old 03-23-2020, 09:18 AM   #7241
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He's now completely winning at move 31.

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Old 03-23-2020, 09:57 AM   #7242
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Now he "blundered" it away to a weird computer-line that leads to a drawn ending which Ding didn't find. Still winning.
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Old 03-23-2020, 10:18 AM   #7243
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And Ding just resigned without even trying to fight in the endgame.
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Old 03-23-2020, 01:41 PM   #7244
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Ding is on complete monkey tilt

What would happen if he said "**** it" and just withdrew from the tourney?
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Old 03-23-2020, 04:54 PM   #7245
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nepo coughing away the tournament at postgame. although if he rises above, russia will have their jordan flu game.
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Old 03-24-2020, 04:32 AM   #7246
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I heard that the real story was that Jordan didnít have the flu but that he was actually hungover.
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Old 03-24-2020, 04:33 AM   #7247
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No candidates thread?


OK .. let's go for the reliable option.


AiM : you are deputed to create a thread in these times of need. As the Jan/Lawrence/Peter/Magnus/.. team are NBA obsessed I expect the candidates to have NBA player analogues in the OP.


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@AiM: Magnus with the(Knicks) Dolan dig @ ~3.22 today. lol

What did he say!?
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Old 03-24-2020, 09:41 AM   #7248
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I heard that the real story was that Jordan didn’t have the flu but that he was actually hungover.
i've considered this....figure a night game gives enough time to recover, and i doubt Michael's ever had a bad hangover for some reason. better genetix.

also, word to the dumbs - prognosticating an 8-person round robin a half year in advance is pretty silly. p much flat out stupid.
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Old 03-24-2020, 10:24 AM   #7249
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also expecting fabiano to re-invent himself after this shellacking. it is only now he realizes that taking months off from competition might not be a great idea, and that magnus (and bobby) are different species from him.
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Old 03-24-2020, 01:07 PM   #7250
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Fabiano is gonna need to eat his spinach and go all Popeye on these son of bitches.
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